Teaching Artist Credential Pilot Sessions

Have you heard about the PILOT for the new National YA Residency Teaching Artist Credential? Interested? Then we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you attend BOTH Workshops!


Breakout Sessions C, Thursday, 3:30 – 4:45
National Residency TA Credential Pilot: Learning and Growing Together
Pat Cruz, Chief Innovation Officer, YAMD
Brian Scheller, Teaching Artist, YALA

Meet the first National Residency Teaching Artist Credential Applicant Cohort! Artists and affiliates are invited to learn about an exciting new initiative to bring national recognition to our fabulous teaching artists, who are listed below. We will share our goals, explain the benefits, provide an overview of the process, review a sample application, and gather feedback from the applicant cohort (and others) in order to revise and refine for future rounds.


Breakout Sessions E, Friday 10:45 – 12:00
National Residency TA Credential: Four Competencies and Peer to Peer Sharing
Join us for an informal round table discussion on the application process and the Four Core Competencies. The top-scoring teaching artists from our pilot cohort will share their expertise on how they addressed the Four Competencies in their applications: Artistry, Planning, Instruction, and Community.

2018 TAC Pilot Applicant Cohort

Valerie Branch, YA of Maryland, Dancer
Melli Hoppe, Arts for Learning Indiana, Dancer
Molly Johnson, YA New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania, Printmaker
Laura Marchese, YA New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania, Dancer
Ray McNiece, Center for Arts Inspired Learning, Poet
Emma Parker, Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Dance
Malke Rosenfield, Arts for Learning Indiana, Dancer
Christopher Sheard, YA of Louisiana, Music
Brian Scheller, YA of Louisiana, Music
Khaleshia Thorpe-Price, YA of Maryland, Theatre
Ryan Upp, Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Photographer

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